Bombardier Learjet 45, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2008–The Mexican Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) has ruled that turbulence from a Boeing 767-300 caused the crash of the government Learjet 45 that was on approach to Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport.
Mexico City plane crash
Mexican Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) investigators on Tuesday said that turbulence from a Boeing 767-300 caused the Nov. 4, 2008 crash of a government Learjet 45 in Mexico City that killed Mexican Interior Secretary Juan Camillo Mourino and eight others on board, as well as six people on the ground. Both aircraft were on approach to Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport when the accident occurred.
Bombardier Learjet 45, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2008–The NTSB has reported that the Mexico City crash of the Secretairia du Gobernacion of Mexico Learjet that killed the Interior Minister and seven others on board (see AIN, December, page 47) also killed 14 people on the ground (up from earlier reports of five) and injured 40.
The aircraft was on final approach to Mexico City Airport.
Bombardier Learjet 45, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2008–The Learjet, carrying Mexico’s Interior Minister, Juan Camilo Mourino, four of his aides and three crewmembers, crashed into a business district in Mexico City during rush hour, killing all on board. Five people on the ground were killed when the jet crashed into a number of cars, setting them on fire, and 40 people were injured.
On November 4 Learjet 45 XC-VMC crashed into a mixed residential and commercial area in central Mexico City during an approach to Benito Juarez International Airport in clear weather. All nine occupants were killed. Five people on the ground were also killed and another 40 people injured.
Officials are all but ruling out sabotage in the November 4 crash of a Learjet 45 in Mexico City, which killed all nine aboard, including Mexican Interior Secretary Juan Camillo Mourino. Instead, a preliminary report suggests pilot error as a result of encountering wake turbulence from a Boeing 767-300 it was following on approach.
NTSB and Mexican aviation accident investigators are on scene in Mexico City, where a Learjet 45 (XC-VMC) crashed into a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood while on approach to Mexico City Airport on Tuesday evening.